Rav Elyashiv to Undergo Ear Surgery to Improve His Hearing


rav-elyashivMaran Rav Yosef Shalom Elyashiv will undergo ear surgery this week, a half year after hearing aids were purchased for him.  The hearing devices have not worked efficiently, as Rav Elyashiv has experienced auditory deterioration, requiring the surgery this week at Hadassah Ein Kerem Medical Center.

The surgery will be performed under local anesthesia.

Those who have visited Rav Elyashiv in recent years are aware of his difficulty hearing and the need to speak loudly, or even shout, for him to hear questions posed to him. Rav Elyashiv’s confidante, Rav Hirshman, is most often the one who relays shailos posed to the gadol to ensure that he can hear what is asked. This is especially necessary on Shabbos, when Rav Elyashiv doesn’t wear the hearing aids.

With the persisting problems, those close to the centenarian posek hador consulted with noted medical askan R’ Binyomin Fischer about a possible ear procedure to improve Rav Elyashiv’s hearing. The operation, to be performed by senior physicians at Hadassah Ein Kerem, is expected to significantly improve Rav Elyashiv’s hearing, be’ezras Hashem.

{Yair Alpert-Matzav.com Israel}


  1. May the operation be matzliach and Hashem shall grant Rav Eliashiv a complete refuah shelamah be karov Amen!

  2. matzav headline: “Rav Elyashiv to Undergo Ear Surgery to Improve His Hearing” i was wondering if he’s having surgery on his ear for a reason non-other then to improve his hearing…

  3. Harav Elyashiv, shlit”a, name for Tehillim -Yosef Sholom ben Chaya Musha – b’soch sha’ar choleih yisroel.

  4. There is no reason for us to have to know this.


    This is not a trivia website about Gedolim. Did someone read R’ Elyashiv’s appointment book. Do you think Rav Elyashiv would feel comfortable knowing that all of Klal Yisrael is reading his medical charts.